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Community engagement at MU often takes the form of service-learning courses that put students in direct contact with members of our local and regional community. In the fall of 2015, a group of MU students spent time interviewing several members of the local community in an oral history collaboration with the Greater Pittston Historical Society.  Many students continued in this project through the spring of 2016, in a collaboration with the Center for Nursing History in NEPA (housed in the MU Archives).  As part of their work, the students composed short research essays framed around these interviews.  Below are some noteworthy examples. 

Great Depression Perseverance, by Kyle Coslett (2015)

A View from Pittston: The End of Anthracite in the Wyoming Valley, by Rebecca Schnable (2015)